Google Seeks Applications for Its Policy Fellowships Summer Program
Google has long been active in offering fellowship and awards programs to encourage innovation and new thinking. In August 2013, Google named the winners of 105 Google Research Awards for computer science projects that will be conducted by graduate students around the world. The biannual Google Research Awards are presented for winning proposals on computer science-related topics, including machine learning and structured data, policy, human computer interaction and geo/maps. The grants cover tuition for a graduate student and will allow faculty and students to collaborate directly with Google scientists and engineers on their projects. Google received 550 proposals from 50 nations around the world for the awards, and from those, 105 projects were funded. In June 2013, Google announced the recipients of its 2013 Ph.D. Fellowship program, which the search giant promotes as a way to gain new insights and innovations from some of the best minds in colleges and universities around the world. Google launched its Ph.D. Fellowship Program in 2009 to recognize and support outstanding graduate students who were pursuing work in computer science, related disciplines or promising research areas. In February 2013, Google sought applicants for its sixth annual Google Policy Fellowship Program, which brings interested college and university students together to spend their summers immersed in the world of Internet policy as Google Policy Fellows.
Also in February 2013, Google awarded its first Google App Engine Research Awards to seven projects that will use the App Engine platform's abilities to work with large data sets for academic and scientific research. The new program, which was announced in the spring of 2012, brought in many proposals for a wide variety of scientific research in subjects such as mathematics, computer vision, bioinformatics, climate and computer science.